To celebrate the 50 years since its foundation, F.A.I.R. chose an over-and-under, presenting the Anniversario model. The role of this gun is certainly important also on a symbolic level, as it confirms a history of commitment and passion in the manufacturing of guns appreciated by hunters and sports shooters for their reliability, safety, accuracy and a winning price/quality ratio.
Video: F.A.I.R. Anniversario over/under, 50 years of “made in Italy” products
Details and gauges available for the F.A.I.R. Anniversario over/under
The quality of materials and the robustness of F.A.I.R. action can be found in the Anniversario model which, in an elegant but sober overall appearance, comes factory with a solid steel receiver, enriched by latest generation 4D laser engravings and scaled to the different gauges. The available gauges are 12, 16, 20, 28 and 410 bore, the latter being the only one made on a 28-gauge frame.
The trigger is a single selective with a gold-plated trigger blade, but a double trigger version is also available at the hunter's request. The gun's aesthetics are enhanced by the pierced opening lever that matches the floral motifs of the engravings on the sides and on the breech. The cartridge case ejection system is automatic and is made with long stroke ejectors.
The barrels are available in three different lengths (26 3/4”/ 68, 28”/71 and 30”/76 cm) to allow the over/under to be used both in walked-up and hide hunting. Like all F.A.I.R. over/under shotguns, the Anniversario comes in a case and with a kit of five interchangeable internal chokes. The barrels are internally chromed to prevent corrosion and loss of accuracy over time caused by leading. The stock of the Anniversario over/under features a wide pistol grip on which the model name is engraved, while the fore-end is schnabel-type. Worthy of note is the wood used – select European walnut with a super-luxury oil finish and fine-pitch laser engraved checkering.
The weight of the over/under is standard, varying between 6.17 lb/2800 grams for the smaller gauges up to 6.83 lb/3100 grams for the 12 gauge. The result is a balanced gun with a stable swing, rugged and reliable over time, as the company claims. We look forward to testing it in the field to tell you every detail. The F.A.I.R. Anniversario comes on the market at a price of 2410 euros in 12 and 20 gauge and 2525 euros in the other versions.
F.A.I.R. Anniversario specs and prices
|Model||Gauge||Chokes ||System ||Stock ||Weight||Price|
|Anniversario||12-20||TC XP50 5||EJ-MS||368/14,50"||3.1 kg (12 ga) - 2.8 kg (20 ga)||2410 euro|
|Anniversario||16||TC XP50 5||EJ-MS||368/14,50"||2.95 kg||2525 euro|
|Anniversario||28-410||TC XP50 5||EJ-MS||368/14,50"||2.8 kg ||2525 euro|